American, United and US Airways offer nonstop flights from Reagan National to Chicago, with early August fares currently starting at $240 round trip.
1710 Orrington Ave.
Evanston’s top hotel, in the heart of downtown. Rooms from $159.
The Stained Glass
1735 Benson Ave.
Rich, elegant New American food and wine flights in a congenial setting. Entrees start at $14.50.
Edzo’s Burger Shop
1571 Sherman Ave.
An Evanston landmark for hamburgers, fries and shakes. Burgers start at $3.89.
Lulu’s804 Davis St.
Fresh, tasty pan-Asian food. Entrees start at $9.50.
Clark Street Beach & Beach Office
1811 Sheridan Rd.
Centrally located; clean, modern restrooms.
Greenwood Street Beach
1401 Sheridan Rd.
Smaller, handicapped-accessible beach; close to Dempster Street Beach Office and boat rentals.
All beaches open daily 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Daily passes $8 for adults, $6 for ages 1-11.
Dempster Street Beach Office
1251 Lake Shore Blvd.
Daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nonresident season beach tokens (also available at Clark Street Office): $56; starting Aug. 1, $28. Kayak, sailboat and stand-up paddleboard rentals (only at Dempster); nonresident rates start at $35 per hour.
Baha’i House of Worship
100 Linden Ave., Wilmette
Summer hours: Auditorium and gardens 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Welcome Center 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Prayer services daily at 9:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Free.
Charles Gates Dawes House & Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood St.
Thursday-Sunday 1-4 p.m., with guided tours at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Admission, including tour and exhibits, $10; first Thursday of each month free.
Frances Willard House Museum
1730 Chicago Ave.
Guided tours 1-4 p.m. the first and third Sundays of non-holiday weekends (last tour at 3 p.m.). $10, 12 and younger $5.